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Mordechay, Kfir; Alfaro, Cristina – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
The authors of this essay provide a contextual overview of the California-Mexico border, raising questions about binational teacher education, particularly regarding the well-being of transnational children and youth.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Immigrants, Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences
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Coombs Richardson, Rita; Vafa, Sherry; Litton, Freddie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
By providing early access to education, early childhood and community-based programs are helping to close the achievement gap prevalent among children from impoverished homes.
Descriptors: Poverty, Access to Education, Achievement Gap, School Community Relationship
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Davis, William Jeffrey – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Involving communities in the process of curriculum development may not be novel, but it seems lacking with regard to controversial issues such as lessons on diverse family structures, homosexuality, and other special situations. Disparity in values and convictions can lead one person to support a decision, while another person might hold an…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Opinions, Homosexuality
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Honigsfeld, Andrea – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Rising immigration in the United States has been accompanied by growth in the number of children from homes where a language other than English is spoken. Of utmost national concern is to provide the best possible program models and educational opportunities to address the diverse needs of this growing group of students. This article provides an…
Descriptors: Models, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Educational Opportunities
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McKibbin, Michael D. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
California's potential teacher shortage has resulted in an alternative-certification teaching internship that recruits from other professions. Significant portions of the instruction is on-the-job, with teachers salaried and consistently supported as they learn to teach. This paper explains the purposes of teaching internships, components of such…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Career Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education